I have what I think is old man's beard conveniently growing along a fence.(clematis-like leaf and dark red stems small flower buds)
My question is, is it controllable or should I get rid of it while I've got the chance?
Job done. Didn't realise what the sneaky [email protected]@@@r was up to until I started getting it out. Can't dig too deep at the moment so will keep cutting off any shoots until surrounding plants are dormant. Thanks again tetley
what an old man beard guys never heard of one before ,what it look like
Its a type of Clematis annmarie2, also known as Traveller's Joy. But Tetley is sooooo right, it is no joy in a garden! But then every garden should have a challenge mine is couch grass, my son-in-law, bless him, insists I should just mow it!
Drive past a hedgerow in autumn and see yards of it completely covered in white, that's the stuff.
Prolific seeder, tough stems, deep root
thanks herbaceous , ive never heard of one before and ive just googled it to see what to look for , very strange looking plant looks like cobwebs a bit
I think they are quite pretty really, like nutcutlet I can only admire them in someone else's patch though!
Hmm...I see it is host plant to the larvae of a wide range of moths. Anyone got any seeds? Or am I asking for trouble? It can't be any worse than Virginia creeper can it?
You're asking for trouble fishy but I expect mine will flower and seed. I'll see if I can wade through the nettles to check tomorrow
I met this in the boundary of the gite we rented on hols. The flowers smell of almonds so I had to ask our host about it,having paid €15 each fro 2 clematis flammula for my garden because they have small but prolific white flowers that smell of almonds. One has died and the other is struggling this year after doing really well last year.
My host assured me the stuff is rampant and they take shears to it to keep it in control but they like to keep some for the perfume and the insects.